Comics & Graphic Novels

Leiji Matsumoto

Leiji Matsumoto

Author: Helen McCarthy

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476679969

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 247

View: 187

Leiji Matsumoto is one of Japan's most influential myth creators. Yet the huge scope of his work, spanning past, present and future in a constantly connecting multiverse, is largely unknown outside Japan. Matsumoto was the major creative force on Star Blazers, America's gateway drug for TV anime, and created Captain Harlock, a TV phenomenon in Europe. As well as space operas, he made manga on musicians from Bowie to Tchaikovsky, wrote the manga version of American cowboy show Laramie, and created dozens of girls' comics. He is a respected manga scholar, an expert on Japanese swords, a frustrated engineer and pilot who still wants to be a spaceman in his eighties. This collection of new essays--the first book on Matsumoto in English--covers his seven decades of comic creation, drawing on contemporary scholarship, artistic practice and fan studies to map Matsumoto's vast universe. The contributors--artists, creators, translators and scholars--mirror the range of his work and experience. From the bildungsroman to the importance of textual analysis for costume and performance, from early days in poverty to honors around the world, this volume offers previously unexplored biographical and bibliographic detail from a life story as thrilling as anything he created.

Anime and Manga

Anime and Manga

Author:

Publisher: PediaPress

ISBN:

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Page: 425

View: 484

Performing Arts

The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition

The Anime Encyclopedia, 3rd Revised Edition

Author: Jonathan Clements

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 9781611729092

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1160

View: 445

"Impressive, exhaustive, labyrinthine, and obsessive—The Anime Encyclopedia is an astonishing piece of work."—Neil Gaiman Over one thousand new entries . . . over four thousand updates . . . over one million words. . . This third edition of the landmark reference work has six additional years of information on Japanese animation, its practitioners and products, plus incisive thematic entries on anime history and culture. With credits, links, cross-references, and content advisories for parents and libraries. Jonathan Clements has been an editor of Manga Max and a contributing editor of Newtype USA. Helen McCarthy was founding editor of Anime UK and editor of Manga Mania.
Performing Arts

Anime Classics Zettai!

Anime Classics Zettai!

Author: Brian Camp

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 9781611725193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

View: 186

For anime connoisseurs, beginners, and the curious, the best of the best!
Comics & Graphic Novels

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 3

Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku 3

Author: Fujita

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 9781642125641

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

View: 247

Narumi Momose has had it rough: Every boyfriend she’s had dumped her once they found out she was an otaku, so she’s gone to great lengths to hide it. When a chance meeting at her new job with childhood friend, fellow otaku, and now coworker Hirotaka Nifuji almost gets her secret outed at work, she comes up with a plan to make sure he never speaks up. But he comes up with a counter-proposal: Why doesn’t she just date him instead? In love, there are no save points.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Blue Period 4

Blue Period 4

Author: Tsubasa Yamaguchi

Publisher: Kodansha America LLC

ISBN: 9781636991146

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 315

Yatora now has new materials in his tool box and a wider range of expression under his belt. But a week before the first exam, Ooba-sensei says he’s missing a crucial edge… With so much at stake, Yatora’s self-doubt brings him lower than ever before. Still, he has his fire, his resilience—and he might just get a lucky break, too.
Art

Comic Art in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America Through 2000

Comic Art in Africa, Asia, Australia, and Latin America Through 2000

Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313312109

Category: Art

Page: 698

View: 903

Serves as the only complete bibliography on comic art for the 87 countries discussed.
Social Science

Japan Pop: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture

Japan Pop: Inside the World of Japanese Popular Culture

Author: Timothy J. Craig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317467212

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 752

A fascinating illustrated look at various forms of Japanese popular culture: pop song, jazz, enka (a popular ballad genre of music), karaoke, comics, animated cartoons, video games, television dramas, films and "idols" -- teenage singers and actors. As pop culture not only entertains but is also a reflection of society, the book is also about Japan itself -- its similarities and differences with the rest of the world, and how Japan is changing. The book features 32 pages of manga plus 50 additional photos, illustrations, and shorter comic samples.
Social Science

Stray Dog of Anime

Stray Dog of Anime

Author: B. Ruh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781403982797

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 555

Upon its U.S. release in the mid 1990s Ghost in the Shell , directed by Mamoru Oshii, quickly became one of the most popular Japanese animated films, or anime, in the country. Despite these accolades, Oshii is known as a contrarian within anime, a self-proclaimed 'stray dog', avoiding the limelight in favour of his own personal cinematic vision. He cannot be pigeon-holed, working in both live-action film and animation, directing everything from absurdist comedy to thrillers to meditations on the nature of reality. Stray Dog of Anime is the first book to take an in-depth look at Oshii's major films, form his early days working on Urusei Yatsura to Avalon , his most recent feature. Ruh details Oshii's evolution as a director, paying special attention to his personal style and symbolism, resulting in a unique guide that will appeal to anime fans and cinestes of all kinds.
Travel

The Magic of Japan

The Magic of Japan

Author: Hector Garcia

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9781462922369

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 574

A charming collection of quirky insights into Japanese culture. The Magic of Japan is writer Hector Garcia's intensely personal account of his fifteen years in Japan. A self-professed "otaku" or Japanese anime geek since childhood, Garcia has worked for a Japanese software company, mastered the language, and become one of Japan's most popular bloggers. This book is the culmination of his experiences and showcases Garcia's unique ability to delve beneath the surface of Japanese culture to describe its quirky and deep spiritual underpinnings. This collection of essays and beautiful photographs will appeal to his worldwide fan base—including those who devoured his previous bestsellers, A Geek in Japan and Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life—Japanophiles, armchair travelers and anyone with an interest in cultural and travel memoirs. The Magic of Japan features Garcia's keen observations on a wide variety of cultural topics: Japanese behavioral traits, including non-verbal communication, hansei (self-reflection), heijoshin (a calm mind) and shoshin (childlike openness) How Japan's geography and history have shaped its culture—its natural disasters, scarce resources, centuries of isolation and its feudal past Japanese idiosyncrasies, ranging from food traditions and absurd jobs to a love of queues The Japanese spirit, as evidenced in traditional art, manga and attitudes to women Shintoism and Buddhism, looking at temples, festivals, rituals and how religious beliefs pervade popular culture, as seen for example in Studio Ghibli's movie Spirited Away Japan's dark side, including crime, the yakuza, adultery, bullying and suicide The book ends with a gloriously random selection of all things Garcia considers especially magical about Japan—from izakaya to shiitake mushrooms, summer fireworks and green tea!
Comics & Graphic Novels

Manga: The Complete Guide

Manga: The Complete Guide

Author: Jason Thompson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780345539441

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 592

View: 511

• Reviews of more than 900 manga series • Ratings from 0 to 4 stars • Guidelines for age-appropriateness • Number of series volumes • Background info on series and artists THE ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BEST AND THE REST! Whether you’re new to the world of manga-style graphic novels or a longtime reader on the lookout for the next hot series, here’s a comprehensive guide to the wide, wonderful world of Japanese comics! • Incisive, full-length reviews of stories and artwork • Titles rated from zero to four stars–skip the clunkers, but don’t miss the hidden gems • Guidelines for age-appropriateness–from strictly mature to kid-friendly • Profiles of the biggest names in manga, including CLAMP, Osamu Tezuka, Rumiko Takahashi, and many others • The facts on the many kinds of manga–know your shôjo from your shônen • An overview of the manga industry and its history • A detailed bibliography and a glossary of manga terms LOOK NO FURTHER, YOU’VE FOUND YOUR IDEAL MANGA COMPANION!
Language Arts & Disciplines

Imag(in)ing the War in Japan

Imag(in)ing the War in Japan

Author: David C. Stahl

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004182981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 362

View: 910

This study examines how various Japanese authors and other artists seeking artistic representation of traumatic Asia Pacific War experience have drawn upon their imaginative powers to create affect-charged images of the extreme violence, psychological damage and ideological contradiction surrounding the conflict.